Editing can add drama and transform a flat portrait into something dynamic. If you’re just starting to get into shooting and editing portraiture, our latest video will help get you up to speed. This tutorial runs through enhancing portraits from beginning to end.
Watch the video and learn processing techniques to give portraits pop. We demonstrate how to remove color casts, properly sharpen, and correct other technical issues common to portrait photos. Additionally, you’ll see how to take editing further with special effects like vignettes, and creative focus effects to direct the viewer’s attention where you want it. The trick with any retouching is to find the right balance. Overdone editing can look unnatural, but not enough can take away from the impact of your work. There are plenty of great tips in this video for keeping the enhancements you apply to portraits balanced.